TRIBUTE TO MOLLY WINTERS DIALLO; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 93
(Senate - June 06, 2018)

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 Mr. RUBIO. Mr. President, today I am pleased to honor Molly 
Winters Diallo, the Miami-Dade County Teacher of the Year from Alonzo 
and Tracy Mourning Senior High Biscayne Bay Campus in North Miami, FL.
  Molly's inspiration to become a teacher began when she was young. Her 
parents were teachers, and they instilled in her the importance of 
education. When students walk into her classroom, Molly tells them they 
are going to college, and she will help them get there. Her school has 
students from 66 different countries and speak several languages. To 
many, her words of encouragement made the difference.
  In Molly's classroom, students are taught the importance of investing 
in education. Her students are asked for their thoughts on topics, what 
they want to learn, and what changes she can make to better suit their 
  Molly's bond with her students extends beyond high school. She has 
helped them throughout their college application process, providing 
advice and has served as a shoulder to lean on when they encounter 
  Molly grew up in Connecticut and began teaching at a private school 
in the British Virgin Islands. After receiving her master's degree from 
Tufts University, she moved to Miami in the early 2000s. She previously 
taught at Miami Edison Senior High for 5 years before transferring to 
Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High Biscayne Bay Campus, where she 
teaches advanced placement human geography and psychology and honors 
U.S. history.
  I extend my sincere recognition and appreciation to Molly for her 
hard work and wish her continued success in the years to come.